by our Music Guru Maureen ("Mo") Mahoney
Ahhhh the sounds of summer, the pool parties in full swing with children's laughter, the sound of food crackling on the grill, crickets chirping in the summers eve. How fortunate we have been to experience these emotions. Sounds surely to bring a smile to your face and a flutter to your heart.
Off in the distance a voice trails through the cool summer breeze...a voice of a man who for me, upon hearing the vocal artistry, I knew I stumbled upon yet another beautiful voice, one I needed to inform the public about. His vocal artistry is bewitching in pitch, tone, power, and presentation.
You don't love someone for their looks, clothes, or their fancy car
but because they sing a song or many songs only you can hear.
Please join me to experience a journey of self reflection,
hope, and a musical celebration of life.
I am proud to introduce to you a vocal artist who will surely become a part of your summer
celebration and more.....
Dwayne Britton chose songs personal to him, and his interpretations are intimately beautiful. I find myself spinning this CD daily. To begin with "Pure Imagination" was a soft and beautiful introduction to a debut CD filled with heartfelt emotions. A perfect introduction into the life and times of Dwayne as he felt them in his life, feels them to this day, and shares his findings through his voice with the world. Let's continue down the road, a road of wonder, surprise, and amazement.
"She's Got A Way" is one of those songs that gets better with each spin. Dwayne wears his heart on his sleeve during this luscious melody. You will experience the depth of feeling coming deep from within his soul. His interpretations are as stunning as the sunsets over Caribbean blue water.
I have to admit I didn't know many of the songs on the disc, but that
is what I love most....hearing a song that speaks to me, a new song
to fall in love with, and with Dwayne's vocal artistry, these songs
have landed in my heart to stay. To have that caliber of emotional
power is a gift from above. Dwayne just pulls you in with each
lyric; each line and his facial expressions can be felt without being
"More Than This" clutched my heart from the very beginning, and the progression of the song spoke to me like none other. This song will make each of you feel a future is waiting, no matter what we seek, no matter where life takes us; we all have a journey to complete. Thank you Dwayne for reaching out to my very own soul on this track. Splendid job!
"Under The Tree" has become one of my new favorite tracks. His voice, as the accompaniment to the piano in the beginning, is a true instance of excellence. A polished voice, he literally keeps me clinging to his every word. Listen how his vocals blend with the words - no bends, no breaks; he certainly has his heart in the right place on this beauty. Dwayne has captured in this song true love. You will feel a sense of underlying oneness with Dwayne as he performs with a breathless and sexy stillness. Only he can strike a chord with your inner emotions.
"Why" is perfection on its own. A song that made me stop and ponder about life. I love the guitar on this track, and Dwayne starts out with a sensuous lust, and the power grows through to the end. Dwayne is telling a story we all need to hear more than once in our lives. Bravo!!!!!!
"Moon River"/"When I Was Younger" is stunning. From the introduction, this has always been a favorite song of mine. I love how each artist interprets this song, and Dwayne owns this hands down. Not every singer can capture the feelings in Moon River; however it almost feels as if it was meant only for Dwayne to perform. The piano solo in the middle is so breathtaking, and then Dwayne comes right back in to finish the song. Something about his voice will leave you in complete awe and wonder.
"The Song Remembers When" is another gorgeous and touching song. Dwayne can easily fall into your heart with this track. A song of lost love, at least that is how I feel listening to the words. To perform this with such love and emotion, he literally has me on an emotional roller coaster ride, and I never want it to end. Listen to the words, inhale each syllable, and smile knowing you have just experienced a song that only comes around once in a blue moon.
"Run Away With Me" is my favorite song so far. A song I play in succession, I cannot seem to be without this tune. I hope when you listen to the words, you will feel as I do, full of hope, love, and excitement. How I adore this man's vocal artistry, and this song certainly makes me want to Run Away with ...him...!! The crescendo builds to such a zenith and then I get to a certain part of the song....."say the word and I'm already there!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Oh my, how he can bring out the goose bumps with those gorgeous vocals. You must experience Dwayne's gift of elegance and once you hear this man perform, you will never be without him. A disc so masterfully presented, I would find it difficult to come close to anything more exquisite and tasteful.
"Baker Baker," full of emotion while tearing at my own heartstrings. To have a song change feelings in me, this man has done his job, and very well done I might add. Dwayne you had me in tears, and to pull that out of me, one can only wonder how the rest of the world will feel. Well done!
"The Rainbow Connection" is a well known tune, and Dwayne's interpretation is beautiful. A song about dreaming and finding that special person. Wishes abound here...another track just voice and guitar....the most stunning combination. This man needs so very little to make such a great impact on the songs. BRAVO!!
"Candle on the Water," delicate yet grand in its own
right. Dwayne's voice, combined with the story of this song, is
so gorgeous, I just want to listen to the words forever. The vocal
artistry of this man is something that must be a part of my every day.
This song held my attention in such a strong way, the force was unbreakable for me.
"I'll never let him go...!!!!!" This song had me in tears from the sheer elegance with which he sang the words and told the story. Dwayne....BRAVO My Dear!!!!!!
"Go the Distance" is a perfect ending to the CD.
Feel how Dwayne is reaching, hoping, wondering.... he is a winner,
and the light at the end of the tunnel is shining brighter than ever
for this man. You have found what you were searching for and you
give all of us hope and strength. Dwayne Britton belongs on the
music scene to stay. He has a song to sing for everyone, a message
to all who will listen. A perfect ending!
Dwayne has invited you into his heart and his life, releasing emotions even you may be searching for. To accomplish this task takes an abundance of skill, talent, and an inner strength. A courageous debut CD, a work of art encompassing many levels.
If you care to purchase a CD dripping with love, and feel like letting yourself get lost for a day, an hour, or just a MOment...one supreme beautiful MOment...
Please visit www.amazon.com
and make your life a little happier, more content, and perhaps you will
find the answers you've been searching for.
Dwayne will have you dreaming of a forever love....what more could we all ask for?
No home should be without this stunning disc; a man with
the most beautiful and impressionable vocals to be experienced.
I knew from the onset, another great and powerful voice has been uncovered, and it is my honor to bring to you a new voice. Music is love in search of a word.
And the word can only be:
Dwayne writes on his linear notes that he hopes once in awhile these songs will be played, mid-morning, maybe over a cup of coffee. I have to admit I wrote this review mid-morning over my own cup of coffee, and it was a perfect start to my day. Dwayne's voice and interpretations made me so emotional, happy and proud. Now that is what I call a power breakfast!
About the Author:
Maureen "Mo" Mahoney makes her home in Montgomery Village and spends her free time travelling to NY, Boston, Chicago, and countless other cities to support these amazing artists. She has been published in the "New England Entertainment Digest", as well as "The American Songbook in London" where she has joined Jeff Harnar's creative team.
Mo has also ventured into a new business rightfully named "Artistry in MO-tion" and is working with venues to bring these artists to Performing Arts Centers on the East Coast. Mo will also be involved in the promotional aspect of the D.C. Cabaret Network, hoping to showcase these artists and many others.
Mo has been interviewed for magazines in Naples about her love of this music and the various artists she supports and works so tirelessly for, a true labor of love.